You are basically right, with some exceptions.. F.C.I. is the world dog registry,but the U.S. isn't a true member (our AKC is the biggest, but has no protection program, thus is not allowed as a full member) KNPV is the royal Holland police dog program, and is simply a working dog registry there. We here in the states are working basically with KNPV lines. The F.C.I. registered dogs are few and far between, basically, but can be found. I decided to deal more with the KNPV lines, because I really think that breeding based on performance AND health is the way to go. I register and show my dogs in the United Kennel Club because they are a true "working dog" registry, and they accept the KNPV lines for the dogs pedigree. So, I am not against F.C.I. bred dogs as long as they work, but there is a faction here in this country that is working hard to get the Dutch Shepherd into the A.K.C., which I strongly believe should NOT happen. The long coated fanciers that started this movement are only interested in the "looks" of the dog, and are producing dogs that are a shadow of what a good Dutch Shepherd is. I've watched the demise of the working German Shepherd in this country, and will work diligently to save the Dutch Shepherd from this catastrophe....so, to summarize, at this moment, in this country, KNPV bred dogs are usually short coated, healthy, working, intelligent dogs that can do almost anything. I know of a few imported F.C.I. dogs that could fit that statement, but the majority have been bred for conformation in Germany.There are notable exceptions, Les Flores and Ashley Winters, for example, are two very dedicated Dutch shepherd breeders that breed for true working dogs,, but I believe that they are fighting on uneven ground. They have banded together to work against the long coated factions, to change the direction of the Dutch Shepherd as presented to A.K.C, but don't realize that A.K.C. speaks the same language as the long coats, and will always value conformation over performance. Just my opinion..